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di·chot·o·my

(dī-kot'ō-mē),
Division into two parts.
[G. dichotomia, a cutting in two, fr. dicha, in two, + tomē, a cutting]

dichotomy

(dī-kŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. dichoto·mies
1. A division into two contrasting things or parts: "the dichotomy of the one and the many" (Louis Auchincloss).
2. Astronomy The phase of the moon, Mercury, or Venus when half of the disk is illuminated.
3. Botany Branching characterized by successive forking into two approximately equal divisions.

dichotomy

, dichotomization (dī-kot′ŏ-mē) (dī-kot″ŏ-mĭ-zā′shŏn) [Gr. dicha, twofold, + tome, incision]
1. Bifurcation of a vein.
2. Cutting or dividing into two parts.
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We used the coding method "parameterization of reference cell" to code the dichotomic variables, assigning the value (0) to the categories Female (Sex), Medicine /High School), Public (Middle School Teaching Institution) and Montevideo (Location), and the value (1) for the categories Male, Engineering, Private and Inland.
The ongoing conflict in Syria--and to a lesser extent Iraq--has been used by salafi jihadis to propagate their extremist ideology, focusing on the simple dichotomic message of a constant worldwide, defensive fight between the ummah (the community of the Islamic peoples) and the infidels.
It should not necessarily translate into an apology of violent guerrilla tactics, or (and here we have to depart from Beverley's perspective) into clear-cut dichotomic subdivisions of contemporary political configurations or knee-jerk loyalties to constituted governments, be they of the so-called marea rosada or any other kind.
The designing of the Protocol with a dichotomic differentiation into Annexes of countries (listed in Annex I, developed countries; not listed in Annex I, developing countries), and a slim chance of reaching an agreement among the main countries was seen by many theorists as the major reason for the negotiation failures.
Fisher's exact test or chi-squared test for trend was applied to dichotomic measures if the analysis was carried out between two or three groups.
Only one eye from each subject was randomly chosen for the study according to a random number sequence (dichotomic sequence, 0 and 1) in order to avoid the potential interference of the correlation that often exists between the two eyes of the same person.
Sasu, "On the dichotomic behavior of discrete dynamical systems on the half-line," Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems--Series A, vol.
Continuous variables were reported as mean [+ or -] standard deviation or median and interquartile range, dichotomic as percentages.
One of the central interests in the study of asymptotic behaviors of dynamical systems is to find conditions for their solutions to be stable, unstable, or dichotomic. The exponential dichotomy is one of the basic concepts arising in the theory of dynamical systems which describe phenomena from real world.
Citing Sara Ahmed, Brioni interprets the "postcolonial" as a "transnational space that transcends two supposedly unchangeable and dichotomic categories" (5).
This paper examines writings of women who wrote in the Urdu language at a time when reading and writing by women was highly dichotomic issue among the Muslim male elite, the majority of whom looked at women's education as a threat to their cultural norms and values.
The modern Western ontology, definitely mapped out in the works of Martin Heidegger, does not liquidate the duality of Greek ontology rather it de-regularizes it from dichotomic to synthetic relation.